Fonte: Entrevista Exclusiva ao Radar Online.
Scientology employees are forced to watch video montages of Tom Cruise as part of their training.
According to a former member of the church the eccentric star is used as inspiration to those working at the sprawling compound in Gilman Hot Springs California.
And, while they are banned from reading newspapers or watching regular television, they are gathered at random times to view Cruise’ appearances.
Having left Scientology after more than 15-years Marc Headley is lifting the lid on the bizarre religion in his explosive new book Blown for Good.
And in an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com, the author is speaking out about his experiences at the, much talked about, compound.
“Everyone there thought Tom Cruise was just brilliant,” said Headley, who left nearly five years ago. “Absolutely all the employees looked up to him.
“They think he is an exhilaration, which is very high up on what they call the ‘tone scale’.
“People who work within the organization were not given access to newspapers or television shows. The only thing we knew was what we were told or shown.
“At the International Headquarters they would record any appearances on TV shows or even mentions of Tom Cruise, or little stories they heard about him. Then they would re edit them and cut them together into a five or ten minute video of all the snippets of him on TV. But it was never the full interview or story.
“For example the actual footage might have said; ‘Scientologist Tom Cruise, the biggest movie star in the world, acts like a crazy person on Oprah.’ But what we saw was ‘Tom Cruise, the biggest movie star in the world.’ Then it would cut to the next thing.”
Headley told RadarOnline.com he does not remember how many times he was made to watch the videos but it was done on a ‘regular basis, all together in one big hall.’
“It was totally like 1984. It’s propaganda in there. You are told what is happening in the outside world and that’s what you believe. And what they are showing you is on TV so you trust that. I didn’t know it was edited like that.”
It wasn’t until just weeks before he left that he realized the truth.
“I just knew he was a superstar who talked about Scientology everywhere he went and encouraged people to join. I thought everyone was embracing Scientology and that millions of people were joining because of him.
“But somehow just before I got out I happened to see a few episodes of Conan O’Brien and he was making fun of Tom Cruise and the church.
“I had only been shown the good. I had never been exposed to anything else. But it got me thinking that if jokes are being made and people are laughing at them then not everyone thinks Scientology is so great.
“They don’t think Tom Cruise is awesome, they think he is a freak show.”
And shockingly he also revealed how Cruise’ ex-wife, Nicole Kidman, could be banned from seeing their adopted children, Connor and Isabelle if she speaks out about her experiences with Scientology.
“If you want to leave Scientology and publicly announce it, then you run a high risk of being branded a suppressant person,” he said. “You will not be able to speak to your mother or your children or you family members again if they are still part of Scientology.”
And he is adamant Kidman needs to stay quiet for her family’s safety.
“If you leave and you say, ‘I don’t want to do this and I don’t want to be here then you are punished.’ You are threatened with physical and physiological harm,” he said.
“I was afraid to leave because I was worried what would happen if I was recaptured.
“Once you get any amount into it its very hard to get back out without having consequences.
“Nicole did attempt Scientology but she walked away from it. But she has never spoken about that.
“There are a lot of people still today who are quote on quote, ‘still in Scientology’. They may not like what is happening in Scientology but they will play along for fear they would suffer the disconnection.
“If Connor or Isabella said, ‘I don’t want to do anything in Scientology anymore’ and didn’t speak out or say its crazy then they would be fine.
“But as soon as they say ‘I don’t want to do it anymore and I don’t believe in it’ and they make that fact known publicly then they stand a strong chance of being branded a suppressant person. If that were to happen, then they are living with Nicole.”
Headley also claims that Cruise’ current wife, Katie Holmes is now a Scientologist.
“Katie has had to do stuff for Scientology too,” he said. “Scientology will say, ‘you don’t have to be with a Scientologist’. But you have to remember that their goal is to clear the planet. The underlying theme in Scientology is an effort to clear the planet and make a new civilization of all Scientologists.
“You aren’t going to find many couples where one is all the way at the top of Scientology and the other doesn’t even believe in it. Put it that way.
“As soon as you say, ‘Scientology isn’t the only thing, then that relationship is done. It will be either his way or the high way.”